Pro Tip For Adding Scent To Your Soft Plastic Lures


The other day I was sitting in my kayak when I heard my favorite sound.

It was my reel singing to me, letting me know I had a big fish on.

But I was a little surprised because the rod was in my rod holder, and I had an artificial lure rigged on it.

How is it possible to catch a fish with a lure that needs an angler to put action on it when the rod was sitting stationary in my rod holder?


Fish, especially redfish and black drum, use their sense of smell to find food, and since I was using a smelly Gulp jerk shad, I was able to catch this nice red deadsticking an artificial lure.

But what if you’re not using Gulp products?

Many lures have scent baked into them, or you can put a smelly gel, like Pro-Cure, on your lure before you cast it out.

But I’ve found there’s actually a better and easier way to spice up the scent on your lures that also keeps them from sticking together when it gets hot.

Check out this simple tip in the video below.

Pro Tip For Adding Scent To Your Soft Plastic Lures [VIDEO]

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Instead of putting Pro-Cure on each individual lure, you can put some in the whole bag and let it really soak into the lures.

This will save you time from having to get out the bottle each time you want to put some on a new lure, plus it’ll keep your lures from sticking together, even if it gets really hot out.

Have you tried this strategy?

Have any questions about it?

Let me know down in the comments.

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steven barnes
1 year ago

ha! i’ve been doing this for years! glad to see others doing it too!

Mark Stevens
1 year ago

Thanks for this info Tony!
I’m looking for a fishing log that I can keep electronically, spreadsheet style. Do you have any recommendations?

David Galloway
1 year ago

Okay Tony I just dosed two of my three bags of SlamShadies, but will they be too slippery to bait the hooks with them? They are sliding all over the bag now so!

Mario Relvini
1 year ago

Tony only you can catch a fish with an artificial hanging off the side of the kayak. Lol. I poured some of the excess gulp juice with my slam I figured it can’t hurt .


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